Savita Halappanavar: Medical misadventure verdict in inquest
Savita Halappanavar died in University Hospital Galway last October. Savita Halappanavar, 31, died in University Hospital Galway last October.
Her family claimed she might have survived if she had been given an abortion.
The inquest has heard the cause of death was septic shock and E coli.
Does God Hate Women? – by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom
Authors Benson and Stangroom dismantle the logic of those who cite religion to justify the perpetuat
After all the arguments for subordinating women have been shown to be self-serving lies, what are misogynists left with? They have only one feeble argument that is still deferred to and shown undeserving respect across the world, even by people who should know better: “God told me to. I have to treat women as lesser beings, because it is inscribed in my Holy Book.”
Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom are the editors of Butterflies and Wheels, the best atheist site on the web. In Does God Hate Women? they forensically dismantle the last respectable misogyny. They argue: “What would otherwise look like stark bullying is very often made respectable and holy by a putative religious law or aphorism or scriptural quotation . . . They worship a God who is a male who gangs up with other males against women. They worship a thug.”
REVIEWED BY JOHANN HARI PUBLISHED 02 JULY 2009
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